- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending much of its road and bridge work to ease traffic during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, MDOT will remove traffic restrictions on 92 of 131 active projects statewide. The construction suspension will end at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says the agency had no choice but to leave some lane restrictions in effect. He is urging drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

The most up-to-date information on MDOT projects can be found at www.michigan.gov/drive .

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